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du′rum wheat`(ˈdʊər əm, ˈdyʊər-)
a wheat, Triticum durum, the grain of which yields flour used in making pasta. Also called du′rum.
[1905–10; < New Latin, the earlier specific name, neuter of Latin dūrus hard]
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|Noun||1.||durum wheat - wheat with hard dark-colored kernels high in gluten and used for bread and pasta; grown especially in southern Russia, North Africa, and northern central North America|
wheat - annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
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